Duncan Signs Discharge Petition to Stand Against Infanticide

Apr 2, 2019 Issues: Social Issues

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) signed the discharge petition put forth by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner.

“This debate isn’t about abortion—it is about ensuring babies who survive an abortion get the same level of life-saving medical care as any other baby. It’s disheartening that we are even at a point where it is controversial to take a stand against infanticide in Congress. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act should be the easiest vote to ever cast to stand for all life, born and unborn. The American people deserve to know where their elected officials stand on infanticide.”

Background

- The born-alive law in 2002 recognized babies born during an abortion as “persons” but did not provide a duty to care for abortionists and health care professionals to treat the born-alive infant with the same degree of care given to any other baby.

- Congressman Duncan is a cosponsor of H.R. 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

- Democrats have blocked Republican requests to vote on H.R. 962 twenty-five times so far this Congress.

- The House of Representatives passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the 115th Congress with bipartisan support.

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